27th June 2020

Dear Customer

The number of orders we have received recently has been unprecedented and shows no sign of abating, so in order to ensure that customers receive the best possible service it is with great regret that it is necessary for us to pause taking new orders in order to catch up with the backlog. Those who have already placed orders can expect them to be despatched within 7 to 10 working days.

We will resume normal service week commencing Monday 6th July.

Best wishes
David and the team at Devon Pond Plants

Welcome to Devon Pond Plants

My nursery specialises in pond plants and those for watersides and other damp places. I send pond plants right across the UK through regular first class mail or by next day courier service, or plants can be collected from the nursery at any time by prior appointment. The nursery is not open at regular times to the general public but I would be pleased to accept visitors with prior notice. If you do arrange a visit there is no entry charge and absolutely no obligation to buy anything. To arrange a visit please go to the Contact page.

pond plantsPlease do not confuse my plants with “plug” pond plants commonly offered, or indeed the shreds of plant material often sold mail order on sites like eBay. My pond plants for sale are bare root plants are well established overwintered plants, which are fully acclimatised to outdoor conditions, not forced on under greenhouse conditions. This means that at the beginning and end of the season they may not be “Chelsea” perfect but they will be tough and will be good doers. If purchased at least a month before their normal flowering period they can be expected to flower that year, except in the case of the smallest options for water lilies, which may take a season to establish before flowering. If they are purchased during their dormant period, generally a good time to buy, they may look downright ugly! Potted plants are often kept under cover in unheated conditions and generally look more attractive initially.

Pond plant advice

If you plan to buy pond plants from us, I am always happy to give free pond plant advice by email or telephone on the suitability of plants for your particular situation. Many websites offer completely unsuitable and invasive species, which can be a nightmare to control, especially if they escape into the wild environment. I offer an especially wide range of native plants for wild areas or situations where escape into the general environment is more likely. I can give the best advice if approached before work starts on the pond; frequently I could have helped to avoid common mistakes if asked sooner.


Changes for 2019 season

Regular customers will notice many changes this year. While we still specialise in bare root plants, which are the most economical format, we are now able to offer many plants rooted in pots. Orders including potted plants or baskets will cost more since they cost us a lot more to look after, pack and send. For a description of the different size and format options please view the Ordering and Delivery Information tab.

UK Delivery Charges

All our orders will have a single postage charge of £4.50, irrespective of the size of the order.

Surcharges may apply to orders sent by carrier to Highlands and Islands and other offshore islands including Channel Islands, but I will confirm these on request.

Please view the Ordering and Delivery Information page for more detail. You will also find there a detailed description of plant sizes and formats.